Public Programs

Interested in discovering more about the world of country music? Learn about our programs, including live performances, interviews, lectures, films, and hands-on art and music-making activities. Visit the calendar for dates.

Songwriter Sessions

Accomplished songwriters behind classic and current hits visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum each week, sharing stories and songs, and answering audience questions.

Musician Spotlight

Session musicians and stage veterans stop in to share inside stories and tips, dig into gear and technique, and take questions from attendees.

Special Programs

The galleries offer a jumping point for country music's stories, which continue through Special Programs: rare interviews, panel discussions, performances, and more, meant to illuminate and expand the country-music conversation.

Film Screenings

See films, TV specials, documentaries, and other recorded works that highlight country music's history and its growth, from rare footage to household names.

Nashville Cats

Session and touring musicians who helped create country music history, backing legends and playing on enduring hits, sit down for in-depth, intimate interviews at the Museum.

Poets and Prophets

Legendary songwriters sit down for one-on-one interviews to offer insight into their work, their process, and their lives and careers, and often to perform some key compositions.

Music Masters

Key contributors behind the scenes—from A&R executives to producers and publicists—share insights on the music industry through revealing, in-person interviews.

The Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum

Each year, this forum honors a music industry leader who exemplifies the trail blazed by pioneer Louise Scruggs, the first woman in country music to book and manage a major star.


Each year, a musical master takes the Artist-in-Residence honor and mantle, hosting and curating once-in-a-lifetime events inside the Museum's performance spaces.

Youth & Family Programs

Find programs and resources designed just for families every day at the Museum—from craft and instrument classes to hands-on activities connected to exhibitions.

Public Program Funders

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Museum programs are funded in part by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

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